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  1. Orrin Grey Orrin Grey says:

    I ve long been familiar with Barbara Roden as a publisher and editor, and the small handful of her short stories I d previously read were always among the highlights of whatever anthologies I encountered them in, so I was excited to take a crack at Northwest Passages It didn t disappoint.I am, as I m sure I ve made abundantly clear, a big fan of the traditional ghostly tale Roden s Ash Tree Press has long been virtually synonymous with the publication of quality modern ghostly fare, so it come I ve long been familiar with Barbara Roden as a publisher and editor, and the small handful of her short stories I d previously read were always among the highlights of whatever anthologies I encountered them in, so I was excited to take a crack at Northwest Passages It didn t disappoint.I am, as I m sure I ve made abundantly clear, a big fan of the traditional ghostly tale Roden s Ash Tree Press has long been virtually synonymous with the publication of quality modern ghostly fare, so it comes as no surprise that the stories in Northwest Passages are all in that vein Happily, Roden proves to not only have a good eye for supernatural fiction but to be a masterful practitioner of same, and the tales in Northwest Passages are so sharply written and well observed that they never feel the least bit outdated Of special note is her skill at recreating credible found documents and voices from past times, and the two stories of Arctic and Antarctic exploration in Northwest Passages are a couple of my favorites


  2. Riju Ganguly Riju Ganguly says:

    Usually I review a book almost immediately after it has been completed, but this book is not usual by any means The stories in this book has been read re read by me over a long time, and the latest read concluded today Finally, I think that a review of this book is in order, and here it goes along with my thoughts about the contents Introduction by Michael Dirda, reasserts something that the readers of All Hallows magazine published by Ghost Story Society and other anthologies publ Usually I review a book almost immediately after it has been completed, but this book is not usual by any means The stories in this book has been read re read by me over a long time, and the latest read concluded today Finally, I think that a review of this book is in order, and here it goes along with my thoughts about the contents Introduction by Michael Dirda, reasserts something that the readers of All Hallows magazine published by Ghost Story Society and other anthologies published by the respected Ash Tree Press, has been believing for a long time Ms Roden is too accomplished an author whose stories should get suppressed by her editorial and other demands.1 The Appointed Time characters and paragraphs from Bleak House constitutes the frame for this brilliantly crafted traditional ghost story, dealing with crime punishment.2 Endless Night a story that shivers me to the core every time I read it, irrespective of the temperatures prevailing at Ahemdabad, not just because of its backdrop fittingly, Antarctica , but because of the terrifying images of loneliness waste that it created.3 The Palace the fact that this story had certain auto biographical elemnets admitted by Ms Roden in her story notes make the images evoked by it evenchilling, although, let me assure you, even as a 100% fictional piece it is a terrifying story, very well told.4 Out and Back deserted ruined fairs can be romantic from a distance, but what those who get trapped in their lure on a permanent basis After reading this story, I am sure you will think twice before venturing out for some off the beaten track fairs.5 The Wide, Wide Sea a very neatly told story that allows you to keep on thinking as to whether the protagonist had been driven to her death by her own loneliness, or by someone something else.6 The Brink of Eternity story of a man s obsession where the search for something becomes not the aim of life, but life.7 Tourist Trap perhaps the plotline an innocent outsider getting trapped by an evil entity without any mischief on her part may be common, but the way the tale has been constructed makes it delicious, and the end, suitably nasty.8 Northwest Passage the best and the most terrifying story of this book, with the seemingly comforting descriptions memories of the protagonist inexorably grooming us for the nerve wrecking finale, while alluring all of us by the ancient haunting beauty of wilderness which is vaster older than we imagine.9 The Hiding Palace a sad story of childhood, loss, and yet with something fardarker deeper that terrifies every parent.10 After people coming fresh from The Suspicions of Mr Whicher would be acquainted with the characters, but even then they might find the darkness seeping through the pages rather overpowering Story Notes IntroductionOverall, this slim collection has made me and I am sure that I am speaking for many a reader rather impatiently expectant about another collection Let s hope, the author immerses herself into the creation of another set of similarly superlative stories very soon Until then, cherish this book and appreciate the stories


  3. Denny Denny says:

    I found these stories to be of the same quality as the Ash Tree Press reprints of English authors I admire I look forward to any other tales she spins in the future.


  4. Canavan Canavan says:

    The Appointed Time 2005 Endless Night 2008 The Palace 2007 Out and Back 2009 The Wide, Wide Sea 2007 The Brink of Eternity 2009 Tourist Trap 2004 Northwest Passage 2004 The Hiding Place 2007 After 2009


  5. Christopher Roden Christopher Roden says:

    Of course I m biased But this is writing from the heart, writing that s slaved over, with every ounce of feeling in its body Get out there and read it.


  6. T.D. Whittle T.D. Whittle says:

    This is my introduction to Barbara Roden s work and I found it to be an excellent collection of stories, well written and modern Gothic in tone As with all collections, some stories are merely good and others outstanding There are no stinkers though The ones I liked best were The Palace, Out and Back, and, most especially, the collection title story, Northwest Passage.


  7. Phil Ford Phil Ford says:

    A terrific collection of creepy stories Roden has successfully reclaimed dread fiction with this group of tales Most every one of them is a winner, evoking the shadows and nightmares in some pretty good situations Settings are all over the place be it the frontier in the Canadian wilderness or some lobby of a ritzy hotel, she brings the environment and characters to vivid realization Reminds me of Lovecraft, Poe, King in his early works Traditional style but done well, and will put shivers A terrific collection of creepy stories Roden has successfully reclaimed dread fiction with this group of tales Most every one of them is a winner, evoking the shadows and nightmares in some pretty good situations Settings are all over the place be it the frontier in the Canadian wilderness or some lobby of a ritzy hotel, she brings the environment and characters to vivid realization Reminds me of Lovecraft, Poe, King in his early works Traditional style but done well, and will put shivers up the spine Recommended


  8. Kelly Flanagan Kelly Flanagan says:

    A great collection of short stories.


  9. James Tanner James Tanner says:

    Have only read the short story Northwest passage as reading for my prose short story interesting if a little lacking in plot but atmospheric nonetheless


  10. E.A. E.A. says:

    I made the mistake of reading this book at the same time as Kelly Link s Magic for Beginners I ve had good luck in the past reading two books of short fiction at a time, switching back and forth to stretch out the pleasure of the reading, to keep all the stories by one writer from blurring together Unfortunately, this was not a good pairing I got through two or three stories and then lost interest Roden s writing is solid, but not as exciting for me as Link s I might pick it up again in the I made the mistake of reading this book at the same time as Kelly Link s Magic for Beginners I ve had good luck in the past reading two books of short fiction at a time, switching back and forth to stretch out the pleasure of the reading, to keep all the stories by one writer from blurring together Unfortunately, this was not a good pairing I got through two or three stories and then lost interest Roden s writing is solid, but not as exciting for me as Link s I might pick it up again in the future


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Northwest Passages ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Northwest Passages ✪ Author Barbara Roden – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Be careful what you wish for Young men in search of adventure explorers driven to investigate the ends of the earth a girl trying to find the perfect hiding place a curiosity seeker drawn to an abando Be careful what you wish for Young men in search of adventure explorers driven to investigate the ends of the earth a girl trying to find the perfect hiding place a curiosity seeker drawn to an abandoned amusement park All of them are looking for something and unfortunately, they usually find it For the very unlucky, it sometimes finds them In these ten spellbinding stories by World Fantasy Award winner Barbara Roden, very little is as innocent as it seems but much is haunting, enigmatic, and terrifying Where the Twilight Zone ends, the Northwest Passages begin.